[RPG] Does Cold Resistance help against cold weather


Does Cold Resistance help against extreme cold temperatures in any way, or does it apply to only magical cold damage?

Best Answer

The Creative Director of Paizo (who publish Pathfinder) indicates that damage from environmental effects is supposed to be of the appropriate energy type and thus Resistance X vs cold will allow you to ignore X damage from cold environmental effects, be it lethal or non-lethal.

Apr 12, 2013, 02:20 pm
Claxon wrote:


Can you make a ruling about the effectiveness of cold/fire resistance and evironmental dangers of heat and cold? Does cold/fire resistance negate the dangers of cold/heat? Does it reduce the lethal damage one would take if the fail the associated save? Does one get a bonus to fortitude save for their resistance? Inquiring minds would like to know.

Damage from cold temperatures is cold damage. Damage from hot temperatures is fire damage.

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